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Thursday, April 28, 2016

‘Run The Bronx’ returns

Sports: On Saturday, May 7, at 10 am, the people of the Bronx will hit the ground running. That’s the date of Run the Bronx: The 38th Roscoe C. Brown Jr. 10K and 5K Runs and 2-Mile Walk that begins and ends on the campus of Bronx Community College. Launched in 1978 by devoted marathoner, legendary Tuskegee Airman and then BCC president Roscoe Brown, the race that now bears his name has become a signature annual event in the borough. This year’s walk and run will pay a special tribute to Dr. Brown. Comment.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Cricket legends call for WICB officials to resign

Sports: West Indies cricket legends are calling for the “immediate resignation” of the Dave Cameron-led West Indies Cricket Board, in line with the recommendations of the WICB / CARICOM Governance Review Panel. Comment.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Vincy athletes prepare for Penn Relays

St Vincent: James Cordice, the architect behind St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ participation in the illustrious Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa says preparations are well underway for hosting athletes from the Thomas Saunders Secondary School (TSSS) in next week’s relays carnival. Comment.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

RIGHT MOVES

Jamaica: NEW YORK (AP) _ Maurice Ashley was 14 when he saw a high school friend playing chess and challenged him to a match. He lost badly, but it sparked a love affair that started him playing nearly non-stop ever since. Comment.

Sir Viv calls on cricket officials to resign

Antigua: West Indies batting legend Sir Vivian Richards has called for the resignation of those charged with administering cricket at the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) level. Comment.

Villanova’s assistant coach has Caribbean roots

Guyana: Kyle Neptune, assistant coach of Villanova Wildcats Men’s Basketball, is still on cloud nine after his team clinched the NCAA title, beating North Carolina to win the national championship recently, giving his Caribbean parents a gift of a lifetime. Comment.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Top Twenty20 wicket taker

Sports: All-rounder Dwayne Bravo became the first bowler to take 300 Twenty20 wickets when his new side Gujarat Lions trounced Kings XI by five wickets in the India Premier League (IPL) which started recently. Comment.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Ex-SVG national soccer captain, coach honored

St Vincent: Elliot “Morey” Millington, who skippered and coached the St. Vincent and the Grenadines national football (soccer) team and led the nation to second place in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) championship in 1979, was Saturday night honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Brooklyn-Friends of Sion Hill. Comment.

West Indies Cricket Board must be re-named

Sports: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) which governs West Indies cricket must be re-named, “Peoples’ Regional Cricket Board, (PRCB). Comment.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Vincies walk in the rain for Penn Relays

St Vincent: It rained heavily for most of Saturday morning, but that did not prevent die-hard supporters from participating in the second Annual Walk-a-ton aimed at raising funds to aid Vincentian athletes at the prestigious Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa. Comment.

Samuels fined for offensive language

Sports: West Indies middle order batsman Marlon Samuels was fined 30 percent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during Sunday’s final against England. Comment.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

West Indies Win Twenty20 World Cup

Sports: West Indies defeated England by four wickets to win the ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2016. England battled first and scored 155 runs for 9 wickets in their 20 overs with Joe Root scoring 54 from 36 balls and Jos Butler 36 from 22 balls. Comment.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!!

Sports: The West Indies Twenty20 squad on Sunday defied all odds by beating England by four wickets in a nail-biting finish in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) grand finale in Kolkata, India. Comment.

Monday, April 4, 2016

WI offspinner back on top

Sports: West Indies off-spinner Samuel Badree has returned to the number-one position in the top Twenty20 rankings after taking six wickets in four matches to date, while India’s Ravichandran Ashwin has dropped from the number one spot to third after managing just four wickets in as many matches. Comment.

Bolt quitting after Brazil Olympics

Jamaica: Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt has announced his intention to call it a day on his Olympic Career after the games in Brazil later his year. Comment.

US back on track in qualifying with 4-0 win over Guatemala

Sports: COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ The United States got back on track for a berth in the 2018 World Cup, ending four nervous days with a 4-0 win over Guatemala on Tuesday. Comment.

Friday, April 1, 2016

CARICOM battles WICB

Sports: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is seeking legal advice in its ongoing battle with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to have the controversial recommendations of its Governance Review report implemented. Comment.

Guyanese youth get a chance at hoops

Guyana: Basketball coach Lugard Mohan says he does not turn away any child who shows up at his basketball clinic on Saturdays at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Georgetown, Guyana, despite over crowding and insufficient balls for training. Comment.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Windies cricketer makes history

Trinidad and Tobago: West Indies and Trinidad off-spinner Anisa Mohammed became the first bowler (male or female) in history to take 100 wickets in Twenty20 International as she spearheaded a superb bowling effort, to help beat Pakistan by four runs in a close Women’s Twenty20 World Cup opening match recently. Comment.

Friday, March 25, 2016

US GOALIES VIE FOR SPOT

Sports: MIAMI (AP) — Goalkeeper Tim Howard says his decision to leave the English Premier League had nothing to do with being benched at Everton. Comment.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Intelligent performers will decide T20 winners

Sports: England, New Zealand and the West Indies started off their World Cup Ventures in fine style with the combination of bowling and batting in fantastic style. Chris Gayle bomblasted his way to an unbeaten century against England and Andre Fletcher swash-buckled 84 from 64 balls. New Zealand bowled out Australia for 79 runs after scoring 120 runs for 7 wickets. Comment.

Friday, March 18, 2016

West Indies defeat England in Twenty20 match

Caribbean: Hard-hitting Chris Gayle smashed the third fastest 100 in Twenty20 Internationals as West Indies started their Twenty20 World Cup campaign with a decisive six-wicket win over England in India on Wednesday. Comment.

Community advocate rips ‘opportunities open for Vincentian athletes’

St Vincent: The Philadelphia-based advocate behind St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ participation in the illustrious Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa has taken issue with an un-authored article that appeared in THE VINCENTIAN newspaper on Feb. 26, 2016, describing the matter as “real foolishness.” Comment.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

$5.6 million at stake in ICC World Cup finals

Sports: The International Cricket Council Twenty20 World Cup would be played across eight venues between March 8 to April 3, 2016. Comment.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Indian businessman buys Barbados Tridents

Barbados: IIndian millionaire Vijay Mallya has bought Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise Barbados Tridents. Comment.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Grenada to establish Twenty20 tourney

Grenada: Grenada plans to establish its own International Twenty20 cricket tournament because its Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell believes his country will face victimization from the West Indies Cricket (WICB) over CARICOM’s call for the dissolution of the current governing structure and replace it with an interim body — a recommendation made in a special CARICOM report. Comment.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

ADI SCORES WINNER

Sports: PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ New season, same result. Fanendo Adi scored in the 79th minute and the defending champion Portland Timbers defeated the Columbus Crew 2-1 on Sunday in a rematch of last year’s MLS Cup final. Comment.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Vincy track star continues winning ways

St Vincent: Vincentian national track star Brandon Valentine-Parris continues his winning ways in track meets in the United States, tracking up victories in the past two weeks in events in North Carolina and Georgia. Comment.

Friday, March 4, 2016

CPL comes to the US

Sports: The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will stage six matches in the United States during the upcoming season. Comment.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

DRAW

Sports: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) _ Honduras overcame a two-goal deficit and tied Colombia 2-2 in an exhibition between under-23 national teams Saturday night. Comment.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Interim Windies team manager

Sports: West Indies leg-spinner Rawl Lewis has been appointed interim West Indies team manager for the Twenty20 World Cup in India in March. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 29, 2016

CARICOM to scrap cricket board

People: CARICOM leaders have signaled their intention to scrap the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and appoint an interim body to revive the game. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 26, 2016

Brendon McCullum breaks Sir Vivian’s record

Sports: Brendon McCullum blasted the fastest Test Century in the history of the game surpassing Sir Vivian Richards record of 30 years. In 1986, against England Vivian Richards scored a century in 56 balls. McCullum scored his century in 54 balls at Christ Church New Zealand against Australia. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

Oldest Test cricketer dies in T&T

Trinidad and Tobago: The world’s oldest Test cricketer, Andy Ganteaume has died at the age of 95. Comment.

Cricket stars in the dark

Sports: Several West Indies cricket stars maybe overlooked for the Tri-Nation tournament in June following an announcement by the West Indies Cricket Board that only players who participated in the recent Regional Super50 would be eligible for selection. Comment.